What is copyright?

What is the law about?

Copyright law covers the transfer of ideas and property from one owner to another.

It allows copyright owners to own copyrights for works of authorship.

It covers works that are written by people or ideas and works that people or things make.

What are the rights under copyright law?

Copyright protects the creative ideas that make up a work of authors.

Copyright protects works of artistic merit.

It protects works that were made or created by someone else.

Under the law, copyright owners have the right to keep and use their copyright works, but they cannot restrict others from copying and making derivative works of the copyrighted works.

What rights do I have under copyright?

Copyright allows copyright holders to: – transfer the copyright of a work – grant licenses to other people to use the work – sell, rent, and distribute the work.

These rights are protected by copyright law.

You are not allowed to: * copy the copyrighted work or use it in any way, whether by word, print, audio, video, computer program, or otherwise.

You can also not “transform” the work and not distribute or publicly perform it.

* use a work for purposes other than its original purpose, such as for advertising, publicity, or education.

* reproduce the copyrighted material or use the material in any manner.

You must not use the copyrighted materials in a way that would make them subject to copyright infringement.

What is fair use?

The Fair Use Doctrine (FAT) protects works copyrighted for their originality.

Fair use is the act of copying something for your own purposes.

This is a very narrow exception.

Fair Use is a legal term used to describe the use of copyrighted material for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research.

Fair uses do not include the use for commercial purposes or for purposes that are not educational or entertaining.

You may use the works for your personal, noncommercial purposes.

The law says that fair use is a defense to copyright infringements.

You do not have to use a copyrighted work for commercial or non-educational purposes.

For more information on fair use, read the Fair Use FAQ.

Are there other types of fair use rights?

Copyright is a federal law, but it is divided into three main types: literary, artistic, and educational.

Each of these types of rights gives copyright holders the right, for example, to reproduce or publish material for personal, nonprofit use.

If you do not get permission from the copyright holder to use an copyrighted work, you may have to pay a fee.

You also have to give permission to others to use your copyrighted work in some other way, such for a commercial or educational purpose.

Copyright holders can make exceptions to these rules for certain uses.

For example, you cannot make use of a copyrighted song for commercial use or in a movie or TV program that has been made into a commercial.

The Fair Usage Doctrine protects all of the rights that copyright holders give copyright holders, but only the rights to reproduce, publish, and transfer.

How can I protect my copyrights?

Copyright owners can give you specific permission to reproduce and distribute your work, such a license called a “fair use” license.

If a copyright holder gives you a license, it does not mean that you can copy and use your work.

For a license to be effective, the license must give you the right of exclusive use of the work for a period of five years from the date of grant.

If the license is not effective, you can file a lawsuit against the copyright owner for infringement.

This case will typically be a class action lawsuit.

You will likely have to show that you were harmed by the infringement, that the infringement was willful, and that the infringer did not receive permission to use or copy your work for personal or noncommercial uses.

You should ask the copyright holders for a statement that explains why you have the rights you do.

For additional information about fair use and the law on fair uses, read “What is fair using?”

Can I use copyrighted material in other media?

You can use copyrighted materials to make your own copies of copyrighted works or to create derivative works.

You cannot, however, use copyrighted works for anything other than for a personal, commercial, educational, or informational purpose.

You could also make a copyright work available on a website or for a broadcast or television broadcast, which may give you a copyright for the work in the United States, Canada, and other countries.

However, this may not be legal in your country of residence, and you should contact your country’s copyright office before using copyrighted material.

If your work is a motion picture, video game, or other copyrighted work that is made available on the Internet, the use must be in the form of a direct download.

For other copyrighted works that may be made available online, such content must be posted by the copyright owners in a manner that is clearly visible and accessible to the general public.

Copyright owners cannot stop you from making copies